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Description: Geo. W. MILLER Killed.

Date: June 22 1907

Newspaper published in: Benton, MO

Cape Girardeau, Mo., June 15.

Geo. W. MILLER, of Graysboro, a car repairer, was killed while working under a car at Chaffee on the 12th. Twenty men were working under a string of fourteen cars on a sidetrack when a switch engine "kicked" another string of cars. Carelessly the switch to the sidetrack had been left open and the "kicked" cars entered the side track and collided with those under which the men were working. By clinging to the rods, all the men escaped except Mr. MILLER, whose head, left arm and right leg were severed from the body.

After the inquest the R.B.C. of A. took charge of the remains and conveyed them to the family home at Graysboro. The burial took place here, and in the funeral procession there more than one hundred members of the brotherhood - thus showing great respect for their deceased brother and fellow workman.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. DUVALL, of the Baptist church. The text "For we are Brethren," was impressively handled. The body was laid to rest near where Mr. MILLER was born while the great congregation joined in singing "Home, Sweet Home," and many strong men wept like children.

Deceased leaves a widow and two little daughters.

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